Photos by Ryan Williams
Photos by Ryan Williams

One of the biggest beauty trends at the moment that is making major waves is getting a lash lift. This is not the same as getting eyelash extensions or getting fake eyelashes. This procedure makes the eyelashes to pop because they appear bigger, fuller, and curlier. The treatment requires very little effort, lasts longer, and also has fewer potential risks and side effects.

What exactly is a lash lift?

A lash lift refers to a semi-permanent treatment of the eyelashes where they’re permed. The end results give nice upward curls that look very real. The eyelashes tint may also be customized to intensity of preference depending on how dramatic you would like them to look.  

These lashes require minimal maintenance and care

The procedure

The treatment starts with a consultation with a professional specialized beautician. He/she walks you through the procedure and gets your feedback about how you would like the lashes to look afterward. The work then starts.

The professional separates the upper lashes from the lower ones and puts a silicone pad on the upper eyelid. Your natural lashes are then glued to the pad after which they’re shaped into a deep curl.

Three different types of lotions that contain chemicals are applied, each for approximately 10 minutes or so. This means that the whole process should take anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour.

The cost varies depending on where you get the procedure done and the expertise of the professional. Expect to spend around $70 to $150.

How long will the lash lift last?

The lash lift lasts between eight to twelve weeks. This basically depends on how fast your natural eyelashes grow and how well you take care of the lashes.

Even though the treatment isn’t supposed to be permanent, you can use some eyelash growth serums to make the lash lift last longer.

What are the alternatives?

The most common options are using mascara or getting the old fashioned lash extensions. However, these two still don’t give that princess doll look.

Also, you could opt for eyelash growth serums that make your lashes grow longer, fuller, with more volume. Before using these serums, it’s advisable that you check first if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients to prevent any potential risks.

Are there any side effects of getting a lash lift?

One great risk is an allergic reaction to the chemicals used for lash lifts. It’s advisable that you be cautious whenever you’re applying an unknown formulation in or around the eyes.


Lash lifts give the person mega lashes without the application of eyelash extensions. The procedure gives the eyelashes an instant lift, separation, and definition. The best thing is that no harmful chemicals are used; keratin is the main ingredient used. The treatment is gentle and the outcome makes your lashes look as if you have really great mascara on. You can still use mascara and lash serum if you like provided you don’t use any oil-based makeup remover.


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